PHL210Y - March 22 - At the noumenal level, we can’t...

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PHL210Y – March 22 nd 2012 Kant Spontaneous Cause - Free causes Determined Cause - Necessitated causes - Large scale causal order Kant’s solution - Both are true from different standpoints Kant’s metaphysics - Transcendental Idealism - Human beings provide certain features of our experience o We provide space and tame, the spaciotemporal framework o Persisting objects with attributes – categories o We provide causality - Outside of the features we provide are transcendental objects o Things in themselves o Things as they are without our experience (noumena) o Merely and vaguely postulated - Noumenal-self o Transcendental ego o Moral self o We only have access to our minds in as far as our experiences mediates it o Rational ajudicator detached from inclination Things in the phenomenal world can only be experienced causally…no spontaneous causes
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Unformatted text preview: At the noumenal level, we can’t attribute causal influence to things… noumenal self is a spontaneous agent. Causal laws don’t apply to the noumenal-self Transcendental Argument-State of affairs need explanation-A condition for the possibility of a cause, but it is the only explanation (like smouldering campfire->must be campers)-“freedom is the only possibility for the moral life” -So his argument postulated freedom correctly because it is NECESSARY But why not just assume there is no morality? o Kant does not argue for morality, he presumes its existence o KANT SAYS THERE IS NO EXPLANATION FOR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHENOMENA AND NOUMENA...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course PHL 210 taught by Professor Pickave/gombay during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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